Ahhhh, my little Peanut. Run. Run for your life.
Oh man, how she should have begged to take that statement back.
[little info to help]
We love Priceline. We should own stock in Priceline. Seriously. A resort for $55 a night? With a flat screen tv/bubble jet bath tub/a tv to watch while in the bathtub/slides at the pools/fun little sample size offerings in the bathroom [her fav]/etc. Love it.
Hokianga . . . . let me just say . . . . beautiful. amazing. breath-taking. they have no idea what resort means. We were in NZ in the "off" season = great rates = happier wallet for us. So when we found we could stay at the "resort" for an insanely great rate - we swooped it up. Much to Peanut's dismay - this in all fairness - did look like a motel 6.
Then it hit.
Well, his words hit.
For like - e v e r.
7 minutes that felt like the most hilarious 7 minutes I had ever witnessed.
A father. trying. to. explain. what. life. was. like. for. him. growing. up. without. resorts.
"did you really just say that. you can sleep in the car. when I was a kid [Me - thinking-ahhhh crap, here it comes] we didn't get to stay in hotels we were broke. I didn't have an ipod or mp3 or napster or cable. heck, I hardly even got to watch TV I had so many chores to do and when I did.....it was usually whatever he [step-dad] was watching and even then I just had to stand up every 2 minutes and change the channel, by hand!
it continued [I had to go into the bathroom at this point, sorry kid. I was crying I was laughing so hard and it wasn't making the Pita any happier]
..... no playstation 3, no atari even! No frogger, no mario . . . ya guess what we didn't have a computer or internet or [gasp] google?!? no microwave popcorn [not sure what that one was about], no caller ID, no call waiting, no call declining, no voicemail, no texting, no cell phones. No DVD's no blu-ray. You are spoiled Peanut. So SUCK IT UP and enjoy the resort life in Hokianga!"
I peeked my door open to see the damage - in true Peanut fashion - her first words were. "oooooooooo kkkkkkkkk aaaaaa yyyyyyy. got it. So Mom, wanna go to the beach?"
Ummm, you better believe it. I'm outta here!
So this is how we got these sweet pictures - Peanut has a thing for flowers in her photos. Yep, she took them.
Man, I'm just happy he left out that "walking 5 miles, up hill both ways" part.